Strategic Creepy Doll Reserves

By Colin McFadden
This post is part of a series called Mexico City 2022
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On our last trip to CDMX, we stumbled on MUJAM, the antique toy museum. It’s one part museum, three parts art installation and six parts nightmare fuel. So, of course we had to go back. I took a quick diversion back to the Hipodromo to pet some more dogs, then met up with the group at the museum.

It’s hard to tell how much the collection has changed in the last two years, since the whole place is a bit overwhelming. There were definitely some new Barbies on exhibit, and some of the graffiti felt new. Regardless, there is always more to see in each overflowing case and there is street art tucked into every corner. We managed to make it out of the “museum store” without buying anything. The museum store in this case sells things like a massive bundle of occult science magazines from the 1970s, or a 100 pack of plastic toy pliers.

From the toy museum, we walked into the city center to visit Pasteleria Ideal, a massive and historic bakery. We loaded up on far, far more pastries than we could possibly eat, spending upwards of $4. We then hopped in an Uber and went up to Loose Blues, a hip store / Japanese fusion restaurant that Avidan turned us on to. It did not disappoint – some absolutely amazing food and drinks in a cool space. Kat has decided that grapefruit must always be served brûléed. From there, we walked a few blocks to grab a last round of churros before heading for the apartment. Kat enjoyed a light dinner with friends before a round of champagne and Tres leches before bed. No regrets.

This morning we enjoyed a last round of rooftop fruit and pastries before heading back to La Laguna to do some shopping, enjoy the cafe, and explore the open studios before our flight.

2 thoughts on “Strategic Creepy Doll Reserves

  • Judy February 28, 2022 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Now I know where to send my Barbie collection !

  • Susan February 28, 2022 at 6:42 pm Reply

    I spotted an axolotyl with headphones! And I loved seeing the back of Kat’s head. The toy museum reminded me a bit of M. Schettl Freight Sales.

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